Wildlife destinations of East India are on the focus
of this tour package Wildlife Conservation East India. India Jungle Tours
has included trips to Kaziranga National Park, and Sunderbans National Park
besides sightseeing at Delhi and Calcutta. Wildlife enthusiasts can explore
these wildlife reservoirs of East India. These areas deserve the attention
of all as environmental degradation is a great challenge for sustainment of
these natural treasures.
Day 01 : Arrive at Delhi
Arrive Delhi, the capital city of India. Meeting & Greeting at Airport.
Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02 : Delhi
After breakfast city sightseeing at Old and New Delhi. In Old Delhi you can
see the Red Fort, an impressive sandstone monument built by the Emperor Shah
Jahan, Jama Masjid; enjoy shopping at the colorful bazaars of Chandni Chowk;
also see Raj Ghat - the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, Humayun's Tomb and the
Qutab Minar. In New Delhi you will see Rashtrapati Bhavan - the President's
mansion, Parliament House, India Gate, The Lotus Temple and many shopping
arcades in New Delhi. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03 : Delhi - Guwahati - Kaziranga
After early breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight for Guwahati
and transfer to Kaziranga National Park (217 Kms. / 4½ hr.). On arrival
transfer to hotel. In the evening tribal or Bihu dance (subject to
availability) by log fire under bamboo grove along with dinner. Overnight at
Day 04 : Kaziranga National Park
After breakfast Wildlife viewing and nature watch in the park. Late
afternoon tribal village visit, Assamese village to see silk worm rearing.
Dinner and overnight hotel.
Day 05 : Kaziranga National Park
Early morning visit to the National Park on elephants (optional). Afternoon
visit to the park for wildlife viewing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 :
After breakfast drive to Guwahati to connect flight to Calcutta. Arrive in
Calcutta in the evening. On arrival transfer to hotel. Evening is free for
leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 : Calcutta-Sunderbans National Park
After breakfast drive to the jetty at Sonakhali. The 2½ hour drive
takes through the lush-green rural Bengal landscape, dotted with its
picturesque villages and quaint markets. You cruise down the rivers Hogol,
Gomor, Durgaduani, Bidya and the Gumdi. On this stretch alone you can see
six different types of Kingfishers! A couple of pleasant hours later you
arrive at the Sunderbans Jungle Camp on the Island of Bali. After lunch and
a short rest in the well-appointed cottages drive down to Sajnekhali, to see
the Mangrove Interpretation Center and return via the Sudhyanakhali
watchtower. You can either dine aboard the boat or at the resort.
Day 08 : Sunderbans National Park
After breakfast full day cruise towards the canopied walk at Dobanki. Later
proceed to the furthest point-Netidhopani, where you can see age-old
excavations and view game from the watchtower. If you are lucky you can spot
the famous swimming tigers of Sunderbans. Keep a sharp watch for basking
Estuarine Crocodiles and the elusive Irrawady Dolphins. Return late in the
evening after watching the spectacular sunset. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 : Sunderbans National Park-Calcutta
After breakfast take a tour of the island village of Bali, where you can
watch local residents conducting their everyday chores-fishing, weaving and
boat-making. A short cruise in country boats along the narrow canals
completes the Sunderbans experience. After lunch drive to Kolkata. On
arrival connect flight for onward destination.
Day 10 : Calcutta - Onward Destination
After breakfast sightseeing of the city, which includes the Victoria
Memorial, Kali temple, Howrah Bridge. Later transfer to Airport to connect
flight for onward destination.